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I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
Beverly Cleary

Meaning of "observant" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBSERVANT

observant  [əbˈzɜːvənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBSERVANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Observant is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES OBSERVANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Observant

Observant or observance may refer to: ▪ Making an observation ▪ Having observance of a ▪ holiday ▪ religious law or spiritual practice ▪ Observant, Franciscan friar ▪ The Observants, one-eyed ghosts in Danny PhantomOb, 2008 death metal album by Psycroptic ▪ Rite of Strict Observance, former Rite of Freemasonry...

Definition of observant in the English dictionary

The definition of observant in the dictionary is paying close attention to detail; watchful or heedful. Other definition of observant is adhering strictly to rituals, ceremonies, laws, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OBSERVANT


absolvent
æbˈzɒlvənt
adjuvant
ˈædʒəvənt
bondservant
ˈbɒndˌsɜːvənt
convent
ˈkɒnvənt
fervent
ˈfɜːvənt
grievant
ˈɡriːvənt
Havant
ˈhævənt
haven´t
ˈhævənt
inobservant
ˌɪnəbˈzɜːvənt
insolvent
ɪnˈsɒlvənt
irrelevant
ɪˈrɛləvənt
maidservant
ˈmeɪdˌsɜːvənt
manservant
ˈmænˌsɜːvənt
nonobservant
ˌnɒnəbˈzɜːvənt
relevant
ˈrɛlɪvənt
resolvent
rɪˈzɒlvənt
savant
ˈsævənt
servant
ˈsɜːvənt
solvent
ˈsɒlvənt
unobservant
ˌʌnəbˈzɜːvənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBSERVANT

observability
observable
observableness
observably
observance
observancy
observantly
observation
observation balloon
observation car
observation deck
observation post
observation satellite
observation tower
observation ward
observational
observationally
observative
observator
observatories

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBSERVANT

bon vivant
ci-devant
civil servant
conservant
domestic servant
galavant
galivant
gallivant
general servant
idiot savant
levant
paravant
provant
public servant
pursuivant
tableau vivant
the Levant

Synonyms and antonyms of observant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OBSERVANT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «observant» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of observant

Translation of «observant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBSERVANT

Find out the translation of observant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of observant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «observant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

观察力敏锐的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

observador
570 millions of speakers

English

observant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चौकस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَوِي الـمُلَاحَظَةُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наблюдательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

observador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পর্যবেক্ষণশীল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

observateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemelihara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aufmerksam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

観察力の鋭い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

잘 지켜보고 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Observant
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hay để ý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவனிக்கிற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सचेतन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

itaatkâr
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

osservatore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uważny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спостережливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρατηρητικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oplettend
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

observant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppmerksom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of observant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVANT»

The term «observant» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.418 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about observant

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10 QUOTES WITH «OBSERVANT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word observant.
1
Randa Abdel-Fattah
My family are observant Muslims, but I've come to the faith through an intellectual conviction, and that's something that they've taught me. It's never been forced upon me. They've given me a very strong identity as an Australian Muslim.
2
Chris Van Allsburg
I'm not a perfectionist. I'm just very observant.
3
Neill Blomkamp
I think that people who make films and think they're changing the world are sorely mistaken. If that really is your goal, there are far better ways to do it. I'm making politically observant films for audiences.
4
Naomi Campbell
I'm very observant and very instinctive. In life, you have to have the vulnerability to accept when you are to blame. And I do have that, and I am open enough to say it.
5
Beverly Cleary
I was a very observant child. The boys in my books are based on boys in my neighborhood growing up.
6
Carrie Coon
I have this idea of myself as this quiet, observant, thoughtful child, which my parents roundly contradict. They claim that I was loud and bossy and dancing all the time.
7
Sidney Crosby
Whether you're trying to learn in hockey or trying to learn in life, I've always tried to be observant and tried to learn more, tried to evolve, whether it's as a hockey player or as a person. With each year, I try to do that.
8
Janet Fitch
Your protagonist is your reader's portal into the story. The more observant he or she can be, the more vivid will be the world you're creating. They don't have to be super-educated, they just have to be mentally active. Keep them looking, thinking, wondering, remembering.
9
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
It's a director's job to tell a story and he's very well versed in telling stories with a bit of comedy in them and keeping the pace of the movie right and that's exactly what he did. He was observant of a world he didn't understand but he told a wonderful story.
10
Ellie Goulding
I guess I'm just quite observant and I pay attention to a lot of things. Human behavior really fascinates me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBSERVANT»

Discover the use of observant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to observant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Off the Derech: Why Observant Jews Leave Judaism : how to ...
Each chapter of this well-researched book deals with a different element of the "Off the Derech" syndrome as it explains, in detail, how parents can reach children who have become alienated and disaffected from their culture and their ...
Faranak Margolese, 2005
2
Becoming an Observant Jewish Woman: Process, Practice and ...
In this thesis, I explore experiences of young Jewish women raised in religiously non-observant households who as adults, choose to adopt an Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.
Natalie Deborah Weiser, 2007
3
Observant States: Geopolitics and Visual Culture
Rachel Hughes is a lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Melbourne. --
Fraser MacDonald, Rachel Hughes, Klaus Dodds, 2010
4
Red, Blue, and Purple America: The Future of Election ...
George W. Bush won slim majorities among all of the swing groups, including the composite category of observant other faiths, less-observant white mainline Protestants, and less-observant white Catholics. Bush had even more success ...
Ruy A. Teixeira, 2009
5
The Very Observant Little Bluegill
This story is all about a very observant little bluegill that is trying to figure out what is going on around the pond he has for his habitat.
Debra Rossman, 2009
6
Nature walks: insight and advice for observant ramblers
Nature Walks, a chronicle of those journeys, includes Johnson's invigorating insights and plainspoken advice to those who would join her in the outdoors.
Cathy A. Johnson, 1994
7
Love is an Observant Traveller
JonArno Lawson. A mid-life crisis usually happens to people who, having taken their lives too seriously to begin with, now take the fact that they've taken their lives too seriously, too seriously. Some people thrive on forgiving, others thrive on ...
JonArno Lawson, 1997
8
What Do You Mean, You Can't Eat in My Home?: A Guide to How ...
Here is a book of workable, sensible solutions to the everyday problems faced by newly observant Jews as they try to explain the parameters of their new lives to the people who love them—but think they’ve gone around the bend.
Azriela Jaffe, 2010
9
The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors:
the war, whereas hardly any (4 percent) reverted to nonobservant in the new state subsequent to having become observant uponthe conclusion of the war. Perhaps it can correctly be inferred that the experience of living in Israel is more likely ...
Reeve Robert Brenner, 2014
10
The Observant Owl: Hootum's Vignettes of Nineteenth-century ...
This is its first ever translation.
Kālīprasanna Siṃha, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBSERVANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term observant is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Fiction: Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
Peggy, an observant only child, believes she is leaving her London home with her father James for a short holiday. Armed with a map, a tent ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
2
Royals attendance up, but so are complaints about rowdy fans at the K
... is over,” said Whitt. “That's another good thing. Otherwise, I think the ushers need to be on top of the game and have everybody be observant. «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»
3
How This Jewish Couple Balances Their Queer Identity With Faith
... queer overrides any commitment to organized religion: "We would go to a queer event and feel like we didn't quite fit in as observant Jews, ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Chicory Is the Cheshire Cat of Herbs
The brilliant color in such unlikely surroundings can turn the heads of observant urban naturalists, including John Updike: “Show me a piece of ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Apple Music's Worst Feature? You Can't Delete It
Smart and observant writer folk rightly called out Apple's “junk drawer” problem, their increasingly overstuffed iPhone folders labeled “Apple ... «Wired, Jul 15»
6
Things Orthodox Jewish Feminists Are Tired Of Hearing
... a modern value, and mixing tradition and modernity means we're not frum [religiously observant] anymore,” Lakritz told The Times of Israel. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
Schools failing special needs daughter
Abby is such a bright, observant, confident and funny young lady. She is kind, strong, a bit pushy and used to love school. She is just finishing ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
8
Local theaters, moviegoers react to deadly La. shooting
“We're real observant when it comes to things like that. We're aware,” said Gutierrez. That movie theater shooting is still fresh in the minds of ... «NBC2 News, Jul 15»
9
Google Maps Shows Zodiac Symbol On Sign At Location Of Killer's …
An observant Redditor going by Syripis found something odd on Google Maps recently: a zodiac symbol spray painted at the scene where the ... «Alice @ 97.3, Jul 15»
10
Undercover: books news including writers' festivals, Orry-Kelly's film …
The memoir, which may have been suppressed to protect the famous, adds more of Orry-Kelly's own voice, which is observant, gossipy, funny, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Observant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/observant>. Nov 2019 ».
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